Gary McVeigh

    Gary McVeigh

    Clinical Professor

    Phone: 028 9504 8064

    For media contact email comms.office@qub.ac.uk
    or call +44(0)2890 973091.

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    Interests

    Evaluation of antihypertensive and metabolic effects of drug therapies to treat hypertension.

    Research Statement

    My research is clinically orientated and addresses the problem of arterial blood vessel disease. Early arterial blood vessel disease is asymptomatic but precedes and predicts further disease development and future clinical complications such as heart attack and stroke. To detect and monitor early disease requires the use of a sensitive diagnostic assessment tool.

    Ultrasound is used globally to diagnose, assess severity and monitor disease progression in arterial blood vessels. Detection of vascular disease is inferred from analysis of the recorded blood flow patterns using software embedded in commercial ultrasound systems. We have developed novel software algorithms to analyse blood flow signals that are more sensitive than existing commercially available applications in detecting early blood vessel damage and monitoring the effects of drug interventions. As our analysis technique is applicable to the standard output from all commercially available ultrasound systems, we believe comprehensive roll-out of our novel invention is feasible in the clinical arena. I was awarded a UK Medical Futures Award for this work in June 2007. The incremental developments in the technique have led to collaborative work with colleagues in the USA.

    Frequent Journals

    • Clinical Science

      ISSNs: 0143-5221

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1470-8736

      Portland Press Ltd.

      Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 4.95 SJR 1.946 SNIP 1.242

      Journal

    • Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism

      ISSNs: 1462-8902

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1463-1326

      Wiley-Blackwell

      Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 6.08 SJR 2.777 SNIP 1.604

      Journal

    • American Journal of Hypertension

      ISSNs: 0895-7061

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1879-1905

      Oxford University Press

      Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 2.49 SJR 1.295 SNIP 1.055

      Journal

    • Circulation

      ISSNs: 0009-7322

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1524-4539

      Am Heart Assoc

      Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 9.17 SJR 8.613 SNIP 5.205

      Journal

    • American Journal of Cardiology

      ISSNs: 0002-9149

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1879-1913

      Elsevier Inc.

      Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 2.86 SJR 1.734 SNIP 1.089

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